Now onto the Happy Dance. My Mermaid is finished. She is Mirabilia's Bluebeard's Mermaid stitched on 32 count Murano hand-dyed by Dawn from The Crafty Kitten, colour is Waterfall. I used the recommended DMC and my LNS subbed the Carons for DMC and Just Threads. I changed the mermaid's bs to turquoise and the seahorses to 500, the crown is in one strand of 3371 not 2. I moved the border out by 5 stitches top and sides (as recommended on the Mirabilia Yuku forum!) and didn't bs it.
I started stitching her for the Mermaid SAL in January but discovered I don't like rotating, my "weeks" invariably became 10 days, so since July I've worked on her constantly. She has her own page here on my blog so you can see the progress throughout the year.
As it's my Birthday in less than a month (have I mentioned that before?) I will be getting her framed as my present from hubby. Unless he wins the lottery in which case we will be flying First Class to see Jill Rensel. Even better I could pay her to come here and frame for all my UK friends!
Enough talk, here she is in all her blingy glory!